There are a few important things you need to know about Calm Kid Central before you agree to log in:
1. We provide education, training, ideas, brief consultation, and encouragement via our videos and forum pages - but because we have not conducted an assessment of the children you work with - our ideas and support should not be considered to be individualised psychological therapy, formal or lengthy supervision, or specific medical or psychological advice.
If you think a child needs one on one psychological therapy or medical advice please understand that this site cannot provide it. In this case, it is best to consult with a medical or psychological specialist in your area.
Please note, Calm Kid Central is designed for children aged 4 to 11. If the children you are working with is younger or older than this, you should know the materials may be too old or too young for them.
2. Please don’t come here if you have an immediate concerns about a child’s (or anyone’s) safety.
We are not online 24/7. It is important to not rely on us to help if you feel any child is in danger or needs urgent medical care. Do the sensible stuff we know you know - like ring 000, ring mental health services (131465), go to the nearest accident and emergency section of a local hospital.
3. We are mandated reporters of child abuse.
As child psychologists we have an obligation to keep children safe. If we receive information about a child being abused or being in significant danger – we need to let the authorities know. This is true both in our clinics and here at Calm Kid Central.
4. Where is your data stored?
We keep a record of your name and payment details in case we need to contact you but will not share this information with any other party other than in the case of a clinical emergency.